Solar Eclipse 2024

Once-In-A-LiFetime Event -  April 8, 2024!


Join us in The Colony, Texas for the Total Solar Eclipse lasting nearly three minutes. The partial eclipse will begin at 12:23 PM and continue until totality at 1:41 PM. The Colony will be in total solar eclipse for two minutes and 41 seconds, at which point the sun will slowly emerge from behind the moon again.

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Where to view the eclipse in The Colony

As special events and viewing parties are announced, information will be added and updated. 
The Colony has several community parks where people can safely gather to view the eclipse. View the full list here.
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Events & Viewings

Check back as we announce solar eclipse special events throughout The Colony.

Plan Your Stay

Take advantage of discounted lodging during your trip to The Colony. Use the links below to see available offers from participating hotels:

After the eclipse, head to Grandscape, the city's premier indoor-outdoor destination for retail, dining and entertainment. Come find out why The Colony is where you go to play!

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Discover world-class attractions, international restaurants and sprawling retail experiences unique to Texas and the United States.

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Everything is bigger in Texas, including our sprawling parks and trails. The City by the Lake boasts the second-most park space per capita in the Lone Star State.

What is a total solar eclipse

A solar eclipse happens when the moon moves between the earth and the sun, blocking the incoming sunlight. Unlike the annular solar eclipse in 2017, the upcoming 2024 solar event is a Total Solar Eclipse, meaning the moon is close enough to Earth to completely block out view of the sun. The next total solar eclipse visible from the United States won't be until August 2044. #TCEclipse

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Safety during the Eclipse

Excluding the brief total phase of a total solar eclipse, when the moon completely blocks the sun’s bright face, it is not safe to look directly at the sun without specialized eye protection for solar viewing.

Viewing any part of the bright sun through a camera lens, binoculars or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will instantly cause severe eye injury.

Learn more about safe ways to view the eclipse and how to be prepared here

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History in the Making

The last total eclipse over North Texas was nearly 150 years ago! Check out the collection of news articles detailing the accounts of those who experienced it in 1878 courtesy of Texas Lakes Trail.

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